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By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

Pam Avenue School gives out supplies using drive-thru


Last updated 8/9/2020 at 4:03pm | View PDF

Palm Avenue Middle School Principal Oscar Luna and vice principal Zachary Ellis were available Tuesday and Wednesday to help staff hand out school supplies to every student for the fall quarter, which begins Aug. 10 and should end in early October.

“The district has been putting these packets together for over a week,” Ellis said.

The packets include forms for emergency contacts, an agreement to accept the Chromebook, a handbook that describes the school policies, and log-in information so attendance can be taken daily. Each student has a designated time they have to log in to their computer for their classes.

Because the numbers of affected covid-19 Kern County residents are continuously changing, the extent of distance learning is unknown. Some are hoping that in-person school can be restarted in October.

A letter was sent by the school to each sixth through eighth grade household with instructions on how to participate in the drive-thru to pick up their student’s textbooks, supplies, workbooks and Chromebooks

Cars snaked around the block waiting in line to pick up the student packets.

Luna and Ellis both approached vehicles to chat with the drivers and students.

Some students walked to the school to pick up their packet.


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